Towards the Anthropology of Points
The paper starts with the anthropological understanding of the term ‘punctum’ and applies it to the thought in the Humanities. The author inquires about the understanding of what anthropology of points is. She analyses the human experience as an accumulation of points. The ultimate goal of the article is to disclose the character of basic mental tropes of anthropology of points: dislocation, apotheosis of disjointed fragment, contingency of thought, 'punctum' as a wound and stigma. This paper concentrates on values of microepistemology in our procedures of reading and describing.
Keywords: Anthropology of Points, 'Punctum', Microepistemology, Experience
Dr. Aleksandra Kunce
Anthropologist, Lecturer, Institute of Cultural Studies, University of Silesia